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pjohnf - Rauner vow revives governor\'s mansion question - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
"a lot of state government operates out of the city (Chicago)," That's the problem, too much government comes out of Chicago. The governor should live in the people's mansion just like dimwit lives in the people's white house. The seat of Illinois government is Springfield not Chicago or at least it's suppose to be.
pjohnf - Hiding public records in Illinois now a Class 4 felony - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I assume this law includes voter records, so maybe Chicago can crack down on voter fraud and stop the dead from voting in elections? Nah, that would asking too much.
AdamsCountyGuy - Durbin makes fund-raising stop in Quincy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Was there anyone at this thing except other politicians and some media? I have a hard time believing this clown has much support in this area anymore.....
LNeck2012 - Lovelace\'s first court appearance tentatively scheduled - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I repeal what I said. I did not know that. I thought the umbrella of spousal privilege stop the spouse from testifying, even if they wanted to. Maybe ole' Dick Wolf should have looked into that better.
pjohnf - Governor hopefuls rip each other on hiring, taxes - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Pat Quinn, Rauner uses his own money to create wealth and jobs, whereas Quinn uses tax dollars to buy votes and keep power.

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2 days, 21 hours ago

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3 days, 8 hours ago

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3 days, 9 hours ago

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3 days, 13 hours ago

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3 days, 14 hours ago

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3 days, 16 hours ago

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3 days, 16 hours ago

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3 days, 17 hours ago

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3 days, 21 hours ago

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3 days, 23 hours ago

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4 days, 6 hours ago

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4 days, 10 hours ago

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4 days, 10 hours ago

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4 days, 12 hours ago

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4 days, 16 hours ago

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4 days, 17 hours ago

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Horrifying Photos of China's Dog-Eating Festival—and the Activists Who Are Trying to Stop It

4 days, 18 hours ago

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Virginia Woolf's Intellectual Call to Arms for Women

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4 days, 21 hours ago

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We Should Celebrate Uber's Strategy to Poach Lyft Drivers

4 days, 22 hours ago

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5 days, 10 hours ago

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5 days, 12 hours ago

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Critics of the United Nations' Relief Agency in Gaza Don't Have Their Facts Straight

5 days, 13 hours ago

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5 days, 13 hours ago

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Bashar Al Assad Is Laying a Deadly Ambush for Obama in Syria

5 days, 13 hours ago

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Better Late Than Never: Obamacare Gets a C.E.O.

5 days, 14 hours ago

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5 days, 15 hours ago

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The Coming Conservative Tax Cut Deficits Will Make Bush's Look Puny

5 days, 21 hours ago

For going on a year now, a group of reform-minded conservatives has been gently coaxing more pious coreligionists into supporting a tax reform plan that would violate the first commandment of supply-side economic theory.In a broad sense, the two groups share similar goals. Both want to distribute in
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The Burger King Backlash Could Hurt the Republican Party

5 days, 22 hours ago

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6 days, 6 hours ago

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This One Congressional Race Epitomizes the GOP's Increasing Extremism

6 days, 6 hours ago

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6 days, 7 hours ago

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6 days, 9 hours ago

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6 days, 10 hours ago

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6 days, 10 hours ago

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MAP: The States With the Highest Carbon Emissions Per Person

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The Prosecutor in the Michael Brown Case Must Go

1 week, 3 days ago

Lots of people in and around Ferguson, Missouri, don’t trust Robert McCulloch, the prosecutor who is presenting the facts about Michael Brown’s killing to a local Grand Jury. In fact, more than
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Libertarians Who Oppose a Militarized Police Should Support Gun Control—But They Don't, of Course

1 week, 3 days ago

The current issue of The Economist contains a striking factoid: “Last year, in total, British police officers actually fired their weapons three times. The number of people fatally shot was zero.”
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The Future of College Is Not As Bleak As You Think

1 week, 3 days ago

Few magazine editors—myself included—can resist a dash of apocalypse in a cover line, which is why I don't fault writer Graeme Wood for the question on the front of this month’s Atlantic: “Is College Doomed?” I'll answer that question anyway: no. The appetite for college is huge.
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The Tea Party Is Abandoning Paul Ryan

1 week, 3 days ago

When Mitt Romney chose Representative Paul Ryan as his running mate in the 2012 presidential election, the tea party was ecstatic. "It's a big step toward what the tea party has been trying to accomplish," Matt Kibbe, the president and CEO of FreedomWorks,
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Good News: Workers Are Less Scared of Being Fired

1 week, 3 days ago

Gallup released a new survey Wednesday that had some potentially surprising results: Workers are much more satisfied with their jobs. They are happier with their wages, their benefits, their job safety
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What Getting Arrested in Ferguson Is Like

1 week, 3 days ago

After completing Teach for America in St. Louis this spring, Meghan Flannery became co-director of the North Campus, a non-profit in the city run by Alderman Antonio French. When protests began last week in nearby Ferguson over the police killing of Michael Brown, French 
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All of the U.S.'s New Electricity in July Came from Renewables

1 week, 3 days ago

Clean energy still counts for a pretty small portion of our energy. While coal provides 39 percent, renewables like solar and wind add up to just 13 percent of our total supply. But policies to improve our energy mix—tax credits for wind and solar, state-level standards requiring utilities to rely
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St. Louis Police Killed Kajieme Powell Because They Were Following Insane Rules

1 week, 3 days ago

You can probably relate to this. On a walk to the store or to grab lunch or just to clear your mind, you happen upon a disoriented, possibly intoxicated stranger, at turns muttering to himself and spitting unintelligible invective at you. It’s uncomfortable. It’s sad. It’s nerve-racking. You p
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The Story of How, and Why, Martha Stewart Became the Queen of Living Well

1 week, 3 days ago

Every age gets the household goddess it deserves. The '60s had Julia Child, the sophisticated French chef who proved as permissive as Dr. Spock. She may have proselytized for a refined foreign cuisine from her perch at a Boston PBS station, but she was always an anti-snob, vowing to "take a lot of t
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This Is How Democrats Win on Obamacare

1 week, 3 days ago

Can Democrats turn Obamacare into a political advantage? Senator Mark Pryor seems to think so.Pryor, who is fighting a tough reelection battle in Arkansas, has just released a new television ad touting his support for the Affordable Care Act. In the ad, Pryor talks about his own bout with cancer—a
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RT @jthom1: Michael Sam has cleared waivers.
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Bob Gough 19 hours, 36 minutes ago

RT @BrianCostin: It’s now a Class 4 felony to hide public records in Illinois http://t.co/D0AK0DQqgi via @illinoispolicy #twill